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Is Your IV Clinic Breaking Alabama Waste Disposal Laws?

Kevin Webber - Apr 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM

There are plenty of waste items under Alabama’s medical waste umbrella that are obviously infectious waste:

Topics: Regulated Medical Waste- Alabama Medical Waste- Sharps Waste

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Understanding Sharps and Their Risk

Kevin Webber - Nov 1, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Because of the extremely serious personal, legal, and financial risks associated with them, reducing the incidences of needlesticks, cuts, and punctures from loose sharps is a top priority in medical waste disposal.

Topics: Regulated Medical Waste- Sharps Waste

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Basics of Medical and Hazardous Waste Management for Veterinary Hospitals and Practices

Kevin Webber - May 7, 2019 8:30:00 AM

If you manage a veterinary hospital or practice, you probably already know that your workplace is considered a medical/hazardous waste generator. As such, it is subject to many of the same federal and state waste disposal regulations that human healthcare facilities must follow to protect their workers, their patients, the public and the environment from harm. That means that knowing how to properly classify, handle and dispose of the regulated medical/hazardous waste your facility generates is essential to avoiding legal issues. To help you get a handle on proper veterinary waste disposal, we’ve put together some basics on medical/hazardous waste management in the veterinary care setting.

Topics: Veterinary Practice Waste- Sharps Waste

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Sharps Containers: They're For More Than Just Needles

Kevin Webber - Apr 23, 2019 8:30:00 AM

In this day and age, nearly everyone knows that the hypodermic needles used to give injections belong in sharps containers when it comes time to discard them. That simple fact has become common knowledge over recent years, even among people who are not in the healthcare field. However, what is murkier in the minds of many – even medical professionals, medical office managers and other support staff – is what, besides those needles, should be disposed of in these specialized containers. Here we’ll help clear the confusion by outlining what else should go in sharps containers in order to ensure compliance with medical waste management best practices.

Topics: Regulated Medical Waste- Sharps Waste

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Tips For Tattoo/Piercing Studios On Safe And Compliant Waste Handling

Kevin Webber - Apr 11, 2019 8:30:00 AM

If you own or manage a tattoo and/or piercing studio, you are certainly aware that it is important to be mindful of the waste that is produced as your artists work with your clients. Many of those waste products are considered health hazards, since they are exposed to blood and other body fluids, and therefore require special handling under state and federal regulations. You are also certainly aware of how confusing those regulations can be. To make things a little easier for you, we’ve put together some tips on safe and compliant waste handling in the average tattoo/piercing parlor.

Topics: Tattoo Shop Waste- Sharps Waste

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Regulated Waste in Dental Practices: What Qualifies as Medical/Hazardous Waste?

Kevin Webber - Mar 29, 2019 8:45:50 AM

Whether you are managing a new dental practice or one that has been established for years, it is important to learn or brush up on the details of proper and compliant handling of the regulated waste generated by your workplace every day. That’s because small missteps in waste handling can cause large problems for your practice, resulting in regulatory violations and fines, or even lawsuits. To help avoid such problems, here we’ll outline the basics on what qualifies as regulated medical/hazardous waste in this setting.

Topics: Dental Practice Waste- Sharps Waste

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Medical and Hazardous Waste in the Lab Setting: What You and Your Staff Need to Know

Kevin Webber - Mar 26, 2019 10:44:16 AM

If you are a lab manager or administrator, you are certainly aware that a significant portion of the waste generated by your staff throughout the typical workday falls under the category of regulated waste. That, of course, means that your laboratory waste must be handled according to the standards and guidelines laid out by federal and state regulations. So what do you and your staff need to know to ensure that your lab remains in compliance with those regulations in the handling of medical and hazardous waste?

Topics: Regulated Medical Waste- Hazardous Waste- Pharmaceutical Waste- Sharps Waste

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Pharmacies and Medical Pharmaceutical Waste: What You Need to Know to Protect the Environment and Your Business

Kevin Webber - Feb 22, 2019 8:29:00 AM

The average neighborhood pharmacy generates a good amount of medical and pharmaceutical waste, and the amount and types of waste they generate has been steadily increasing in recent years as their roles in their communities expand. While those roles were once largely limited to filling prescriptions and selling over-the-counter medications and other health-related merchandise, many are branching out to provide other services.

Topics: Pharmaceutical Waste- Sharps Waste

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Save Money With Proper Classification of Medical Waste

Kevin Webber - Oct 24, 2017 10:24:26 AM

Make sure your staff knows exactly what kinds of medical waste your practice produces and how to handle each type of waste stream to keep the medical waste disposal process running smoothly and stay in compliance. Proper collection and segregation can help guarantee that you do not mix medical waste into the wrong stream or fail to comply with state or federal guidelines and regulations. We’ve put together a handy list for quick reference to make the process smooth for your medical practice.

Topics: Regulated Medical Waste- Sharps Waste

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Types of Medical Waste Streams

Kevin Webber - Aug 8, 2017 6:01:00 AM

Are you properly separating your medical waste? Your medical facility produces several types of waste streams, and you need a full understanding of what goes into each category to make sure they're handled properly.

Topics: Regulated Medical Waste- Pharmaceutical Waste- Sharps Waste

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